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Alec Benjamin: Outrunning Karma Meaning

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Song Released: 2017


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Outrunning Karma Lyrics

Outrunning karma, that boy
He's such a charmer, all the
Bugs and their larva follow
Him out to Colorado
Ten-dozen hearts in a bag
Their bodies lyin', he'll drag
Them down to Colorado
A modern desperado
And he'll race for miles through the...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Nov 3rd 2020 report

    I believe this song is about a narcissistic person who has done a lot of bad things, like breaking the law, using and hurting people for his own gain. Breaking hearts by lying. And now his secrets got out. His only option is to run. Hiding is not an option for this person because he needs his narcissistic feed.
    Narcissistic people are usually very charming on the outside. But have no morals. Which makes them have no conscience. Like a child. So that makes him a boy "outrunning karma that boy".
    The sentence "He drives for miles through the night" inclines that he is in fact an adult. But behaves like a boy.
    What Alec did in the course is really beautiful. He both is sympathizing but moreover hating on this person. Pointing out that "He's never gonna make it" and "all people he's forsaken, karma is always gonna chase him for his lies" The poor people he has forsaken. But also he is forsaken.
    The reverence of the "church steeple down to satan" Refers that he was pretending to be a good person (good Christian) while in actuality he belongs down to satan because of his actions.
    The sentence "There's really no escape until he dies" Refers to how unforgivable his actions are. And moreover. A true narcissistic person can't help it. They are at a certain point too far from saving. The only true escape for this person is to die.


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    anonymous
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    Sep 19th 2020 report

    its about people who have hurt others and they know their time is up example would be when he says last day of sparta. spartans were the most cutthroat ruthless army in the time of greece and rome they killed to kill they were weapons of war and apollo was who they believed in at the fall of sparta (my theory)

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    anonymous
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    Jan 13th 2020 report

    I believe that this song is talking about a mass murderer who is running from the cops so that he doesn't have to go to jail, but the cops won't give up so he has to keep running. He decides to head for Colorado, where he believes they would least expect him to go. But, unfortunately, he doesn't make it to Colorado and the police catch him and he is sentenced to death for all of the people he killed and all of the families that he broke along the way.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 13th report

    I think the song is about Ted Bundy , or at least a serial killer that attacked women . I said him in particular because of different references :

    1 - He was charming and approached women nicely (if I am not mistaken ),
    He killed a lot of women and used to do things with their corpses Wich explains the :

    Outrunning karma, that boy
    He's such a charmer, all the
    Bugs and their larva follow
    Him out to Colorado
    Ten-dozen hearts in a bag
    Their bodies lyin', he'll drag
    Them down to Colorado
    A modern desperado

    2-He was caught in Colorado so that's where his murders ended: "Their bodies lyin', he'll drag
    Them down to Colorado"

    3-Colorado is where he escaped twice and continued to kill girls while the police was looking for him. Wich explains when the song says the last days of Sparta , Wich was known to be one of the most violent armies and his crimes were violent basically massacre just like Sparta. And since he is escaping he knows the police will get him at some point Wich is the whole point of the song . And also explains the

    He's never gonna make it, all the
    Poor people he's forsaken, karma
    Is always gonna chase him for his lies
    It's just a game of waiting from the
    Church steeple down to Satan (reference to : he acted nice to attract victim but was evil ) karma
    There's really no escape until he dies


    My last opinion is on the word outrunning , he caused so much pain before being caught almost like outrunning his karma for those actions

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 19th report

    This song is a masterpiece I personally think it is about greek mythology Because Of the references [Sparta and Apollo] Sparta was one of the MOST deadly and dangerous cities in ancient greece it just kept coming back! Apollo is the god of music, the sun, the Lyre, prophecy, art, healing, plague, and light as is mentioned in the song I think 'He' is a person who killed his family and is running away from the furies [Spirits from the underworld who torment murderers and bad people] and his emotions

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2022 report

    I think its abt a bad person (criminal, mob boss, an assassin) and in his day he was a ruthless killing machine just like the Sparta in its glory days but now his enemies are coming aftr him and he has been running from them but knowing that him loosing is inevitable he is planning to go down swinging taking a last stand in Colorado. A modern desperado just like the battle of thermoplyea where the spartans and its allies took a last stand knowing there inevitable death and that they will meet “Apollo” there god of war.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 4th 2021 report

    outrunning karma is a song about a person who has commited a lot of bad things in his life. he has lied and cheated people, using them for his own benefit (ten thousand hearts in a bag) and because he has convinced them to aid his crimes, he is taking them down with him (their bodies lying he'll drag). karma is coming for him because of all the bad things he has done

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 23rd 2021 report

    I think this song is about a person who killed many people and dragging their dead bodies around trying to hide them when he says all the
    "Bugs and their larva follow
    Him out to Colorado
    Ten-dozen hearts in a bag
    Their bodies lyin', he'll drag
    Them down to Colorado"
    That all the bugs are around him bc of the dead bodies and he has to hide and run from the police and he is never gonna to make it bc karma is with him and he has nowhere to hide and there is no escape until he dies and its the last days of sparta and he is going to apollo to worship him (as in old times people used to worship him as a sun god) and ask him for help I guess...and he has to fight bc he knows that he cannot hide there is no place for him to hide bc he killed all the poor preople and forsaken them.

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 23rd 2021 report

    I think this song is about a person who killed many people and dragging their dead bodies around trying to hide them when he says all the
    "Bugs and their larva follow
    Him out to Colorado
    Ten-dozen hearts in a bag
    Their bodies lyin', he'll drag
    Them down to Colorado"
    That all the bugs are around him bc of the dead bodies and he has to hide and run from the police and he is never gonna to make it bc karma is with him and he has nowhere to hide and there is no escape until he dies and its the last days of sparta and he is going to apollo to worship him (as in old times people used to worship him as a sun god) and ask him for help I guess...and he has to fight bc he knows that he cannot hide there is no place for him to hide bc he killed all the poor and forsaken people.

  10. anonymous
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    Apr 25th 2021 report

    I think this song is about a boy who broke a lot of girls hearts and killed people and he has to run from Karma and the cops so je is going to to Colorado. It is a really good song Alec's voice is so smooth.

  11. anonymous
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    Dec 31st 2020 report

    Maybe the song is talking about someone who has done bad things and is trying to escape from possibly the police, which was why they called him a desperado. He is heading to Colorado and is running away from his past.

  12. anonymous
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    Sep 10th 2020 report

    My interpretation is a player.

    "10 dozen heart in a bag, their bodies lying he'll drag" - all the victim hearts the player has broken.

    "He runs because he knows he cannot hide" - he is trying to outrun the karma he will get for breaking the victims hearts.



    "He's never gonna make it, all the
    Poor people he's forsaken, karma
    Is always gonna chase him for his lies" - this part speaks for itself.


    Outrunning karma, that boy
    Can't run no farther, it's the
    Last days of Sparta, follow
    Him down to meet Apollo -



    ( i don't know who apollo is so this is a complete guess) He is trying to return to Apollo asking him to clear his name, his last days of running are aproaching while the karma gets closer to him.




    "And he'll brace for battle in the night
    He'll fight because he knows he cannot hide" - He cannot run anymore, he never had the option to hide, so now he must fight the karma. (Big creds for the second anonymous for the idea of player)


  13. anonymous
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    Aug 2nd 2020 report

    This song is about a player who broke many girl's hearts. that's why Alec says " 10 dozen hearts in a bag" However he says that Karma will get back to him soon.


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